Police conducts second illegal drug burn for 2017

(RSCNPF): A controlled burn by the Anti Drug Unit/Special Services Unit on Wednesday (April 12) resulted in the destruction of a large quantity of marijuana.

The burn at a secured location saw the destruction of over 8,000 marijuana plants seized during Operations and Patrols over the last months.

On the fire being fed by discarded pallets and a few automobile tires were the plants of varying sizes and marijuana packaged for sale.

“This is our second burn for the year, the last one we did just over 2000 plants,” said, Inspector(Ag) Reynold Myers as he monitored the raging fire being tended by officers of the SSU. He added, “we will continue to search, and when we find, we will uproot, seize and burn”. It is our goal, to rid our communities illegal drugs and instruments that can be used to commit crimes.”

Inspector Myers also took time to note that that the Police ongoing Counter Drug activities are supported by the St. Kitts Nevis Defence Force and Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise Department.

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